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Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin How do we honor Donnie Chin? Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community
 
Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

Donnie Chin, ID community protector, slain — Police continue search for killer

By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle Police have no leads as to who killed International District mainstay Donnie Chin. The 59-year-old Chin was fatally shot in the early morning on Thursday, July 23rd near 8th Avenue and South Weller Street in the neighborhood he protected for most of his life. According to Seattle Police, […]

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin

“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

How do we honor Donnie Chin?

By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

Dean Wong: The legacy of Donald Gregory Chin — A speech commemorating a friend and hero’s life

By Dean Wong Heaven has a new angel. Donnie must be pleased to rejoin his parents in heaven, along with Uncle Jimmy whose wartime experience inspired him to become a medic. Donnie is looking down at us right at this very moment. He’s probably speechless, seeing all the love that is being poured his way. […]

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

PICTORIAL: Vigils and vigilance — Community honors Donnie Chin

Photos by George Liu/NWAW

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community

By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]

Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism

Native Hawaiians discontented with tourism

18 February 2010

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry has long touted the islands’ native culture as a selling point to prospective visitors — such as leis, luaus, and the “aloha spirit.”

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Chinese seen as potential Alaska gas customer

18 February 2010

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials are looking to China, in what some believe will be that country’s strong demand for natural gas, to help the state advance its long-held pipeline dreams.

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World’s tallest Chinese baby on the way?

World’s tallest Chinese baby on the way?

18 February 2010

Looks like it’s time for another update on your favorite Asian American celebrities! This past month, Tila Tequila made a fool of herself, Yao Ming finds out that he is becoming a father, the Black Eyed Peas head home with three Grammy awards, John Park makes his mark on American Idol, and “Lost” returns. Plus, I have updates on awards, television shows, and movies.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/262 Comments

Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

Cuteness alert: Lunar New Year Children’s Parade Contest draws nearly 80 kids

18 February 2010

On Feb. 13, children and their parents braved the rain to come out and participate in the inaugural Children’s Parade and Contest, organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly and sponsored by Panda Express. Of the nearly 80 participants, there were 20 finalists who received tickets from the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, and Woodland Park Zoo. The three winners got tickets and $50, $30, and $20, respectively, from the parade sponsors.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

A tiger’s stripes

A tiger’s stripes

18 February 2010

The year of 2010 yields a promising 365 days for the metal tiger. A vigorous, hardworking, and roller-coaster kind of year, the forecast is anything but boring. Individuals born in the year of the tiger are known for their love of competition and fierce protection of loved ones. Though they are natural born leaders, they can also become stubborn if they realize they’re not in charge.

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Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/262 Comments

Gotta picky eater?

Gotta picky eater?

18 February 2010

Here are some kid-friendly options, as well as modern approaches to classics, that will please the children — in addition to the children at heart — in your family.

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Posted in Food, Lifestyle, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Editorial: Asians win proudly at the Winter Olympics!

Editorial: Asians win proudly at the Winter Olympics!

18 February 2010

Remember when we all cheered for Asian Americans Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan? Gone are the days when we sat as a nation, riveted in front of our TVs, watching women’s figure skating during the Winter Olympics. So what’s there to cheer for in 2010?

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Posted in Editorials, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

Column: Pacman don’t need no ’roids, he’s got dynamite!

18 February 2010

By Mark Lee Northwest Asian Weekly The Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight has now been called off.  Pacquiao has also filed a defamation lawsuit against Mayweather, his father Floyd Sr., his uncle Roger, and Golden Boy Promotions for allegedly accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.

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Posted in Column: You Talkin' to Me?, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/2678 Comments

Blog: Don’t ever believe that if it rains, no one will show up.

Blog: Don’t ever believe that if it rains, no one will show up.

18 February 2010

Organizers of the Chinatown/ID Lunar New Year Celebration, the CIDBIA, prayed that there would be no rain on Lunar New Year’s eve.

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Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Jan. 26: Municipal League of King County announces 2010 civic awardees

Jan. 26: Municipal League of King County announces 2010 civic awardees

18 February 2010

The Municipal League of King County will commemorate its 100th year by hosting its Centennial Celebration Dinner on March 18. At the event, this year’s civic award winners will receive their awards.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Dec. 6: 2010 NAAAP Seattle elects board of directors

Dec. 6: 2010 NAAAP Seattle elects board of directors

18 February 2010

On Dec. 6, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Seattle Chapter held their elections at the Tea Palace in Renton.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Feb. 6–7: Great turnout at Sponge’s Lantern Festival Celebration

Feb. 6–7: Great turnout at Sponge’s Lantern Festival Celebration

18 February 2010

Sponge hosted its Lantern Festival Celebration at its Issaquah and Seattle locations where families were able to make paper lanterns and sample dumplings. About 100 people turned up at each location.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Feb. 7: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America rings in the new year with Setsubun

Feb. 7: Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America rings in the new year with Setsubun

18 February 2010

Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America hosted Setsubun-sai to celebrate the beginning of spring. The festival took place in Granite Falls, Wash.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

February: UW Provost Phyllis Wise in book, “Women of Color and Social Justice”

February: UW Provost Phyllis Wise in book, “Women of Color and Social Justice”

18 February 2010

University of Washington Provost and Executive Vice President Phyllis Wise wrote the foreword in a book entitled, “Women of Color and Social Justice: Taking their Rightful Place,” edited by Richard Greggory Johnson III and G.L.A. Harris.

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Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 8 | 2/20-2/260 Comments

Hip hop and you don’t stop … breaking down Asian stereotypes

Hip hop and you don’t stop … breaking down Asian stereotypes

11 February 2010

For most high school students, typical after-school activities may include competing in a high school sport, performing in a music group, or planning the layout for the school yearbook.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/191 Comment

Asian athletes to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Olympics 

Asian athletes to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Olympics 

11 February 2010

The 2010 Winter Olympics are hitting close to home, what with them being just over the border in Vancouver, British Columbia. But their location is not the only thing close to home. Hometown short track skaters Apolo Ohno and J.R. Celski are also making a splash in the games.

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Posted in Sports, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/197 Comments

Famous tigers to have roaring success in 2010?

Famous tigers to have roaring success in 2010?

11 February 2010

Happy Lunar New Year! This year marks the year of the tiger, the big boys of the safari. Like the animals, those born in the year of the tiger are known for their courage, intelligence, and strength. They are also honest (almost to a fault), resilient, competitive, and vain.

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Posted in Column: Pop Culture, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/192 Comments

Lunar New Year with modern twists

Lunar New Year with modern twists

11 February 2010

For many people who grew up in an Asian American household, the Lunar New Year was always celebrated, whether by going out to a restaurant or watching the annual parade. Despite many cultural differences, the collective wishes and hopes for a community bubbles up during this time of the year.

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Posted in Community News, Cultures, Features, Food, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/192 Comments

Years later, photographer revisits  the Nepalese boy who inspired a gallery

Years later, photographer revisits the Nepalese boy who inspired a gallery

11 February 2010

Sometimes, the smallest moment and a chance encounter can change the course of your life and lead to an adventure beyond the imagination. For Cora Edmonds, director of the ArtXchange Gallery in Seattle, that moment came in a mountain village in a remote region of Nepal.

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Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Features, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/193 Comments

Census chief tries to ease immigrants’ fears in Texas

11 February 2010

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Police cars and large white vans rumbled down the unpaved road toward the ramshackle houses, where illegal immigrants are among hundreds living in a slapdash Texas neighborhood, or colonia, called San Carlos.

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Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 7 | 2/13-2/190 Comments

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